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THURSDAY, November 18, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 18, 2021.

Dora Marose

1929 – 2021

 Dora Evelyn Marose, beloved wife of the late Doug Marose, passed away in Taber on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at the age of 92 years.

 A private funeral service will be held at Knox United Church, Taber on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at

 Due to the fact that the service is private and in person attendance is limited to immediate family, those who wish to view the service may do so by visiting Dora’s obituary page on our website and choosing the livestream link that will be available at  10:45 A.M. on Saturday, November 20, 2021. 

 Dora is survived by her son Marvin Marose of Taber and his two children Coralee (Keith) Lubbers of Brooks (their family Taylor, Jordynn and Kelsey) and Chad Marose of Taber; her son Darrel (Corrine) Marose of Taber his two children Scott (Dallas) Marose of Lethbridge (their family Austin and Hailey) and Kerri (David) Woodruff of Claresholm (their family Krysti-Anna, Kaitlyn, Kolton and Gustav); her son-in-law DeLace Rombough of High River and his daughter Charlane (Scott) McDougall of Calgary (their daughter Larissa); brothers Everett (Marian) Tinsley of Coalhurst, Raymond (Audrey) Tinsley of Lacombe, Ron (Vi) Tinsley of Coalhurst and by numerous nieces and nephews.

 She was predeceased by her loving husband Douglas Marose; parents Katie and Dan Tinsley; brother and sister-in-law Earl (Gert) Tinsley; sister and brother-in-law Marge (George) Scotter; brother and sister-in-law Wilburt (Linda) Tinsley; sister Norma Rombough; daughters-in-law Kim Marose and Bonnie Marose; grandson Craig (Norma) Rombough.

 Dora was born in Taber on July 25, 1929 to Katie (nee Allison) and Dan Tinsley. She married Doug Marose on May 14, 1946. In 1952 they settled on the Clem Campbell Ranch, southeast of Taber, purchasing it in 1964 and renaming it Golden Meadow Ranch. Together Dora and Doug continued to farm and raise cattle with their sons Marvin and Darrel along with Dora’s younger sister Norma and brother Ron.

Throughout her life Dora loved taking care of her family and she could often be found cooking up a storm, tending to her yard, or on an adventure around the farm with her grandchildren and later her great grandchildren. Dora was famous for her chocolate cakes and no one ever left her house with an empty stomach. She was a lifetime member of the United Church of Canada and served on several boards and committees at Knox United Church throughout her life.

 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Dora’s name can be made directly to The Knox United Church Memorial Fund, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta TlG 1H7.  Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778


JOSHUA ALBERT RAYNARD PLAIN WOMAN “Iiskaanoohkowa”, passed away on October 28th, 2021 on the Blood Reserve, AB at the age of 33 years.

The Wake Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, November 19th from 7:00 – 11:00 pm then continuing all night in the tent at Anne Cat Face residence. The Funeral Service will take place at Senator Gladstone Hall on Saturday, November 20th at 1:00 pm.

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Allan Schaaf

1946 – 2021

Mr. Allan Schaaf of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Sandra Schaaf, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the age of 75 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Schraeder, Gloria

1949 – 2021

Ms. Gloria Schraeder of Lethbridge, formerly of Fort Smith, N.W.T., passed away at Golden Acres Lodge in Lethbridge on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at the age of 72 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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It is with profound grief, we announce the passing of our son, brother and father, CAMERON SELMAN, of Lethbridge. Cameron passed away at home in the loving arms of his parents and brothers, on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the age of 46 years.

Due to Covid restrictions, a Private Family Service will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Cam’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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Psalm 27 – “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?”

The Lord, in His infinite wisdom, took our dear Nolda home to spend eternity with Him on November 13, 2021 at the age of 99 years.

ARNOLDA VANDERBEEK SMEDING was born in Vuren, The Netherlands on October 13, 1922 and educated in Dubbeldam, South Holland. In 1951, she immigrated to Canada with two brothers Bert and Tony. They arrived in Quebec and endured a four day sitting only train ride to Lethbridge, AB. She found work in Waterton and later in Lethbridge. She met her husband, John at church and they got married in 1952. Their work took them to many places in the USA and they were constantly on the move. They went on several disaster relief missions, where she was the chief cook. In 1960, they adopted their son Ed and she treasured her new role as a mother.

They were globetrotters and she continued to travel with friends after she became a widow. Her son passed away in 1990. It was devastating for Nolda but she never became bitter. She always had a loving, welcoming heart for everyone she met. Nolda was very, very hospitable and she had a servant heart. She was a devout member of Trinity Reformed Church in Lethbridge. Church attendance was very important to her. She was proud to be its oldest member. Nolda had a great love for all animals, especially dogs and cats. She always owned one until moving to Legacy Lodge, but was thrilled when a friend brought her dogs in for a visit.

Nolda is lovingly remembered by her brother Tony VanderBeek of Lethbridge, AB and sisters: Joan Antonides of Penticton, BC and Nettie Westra of Edmonton AB, sister-in-law Frances VanderBeek of Lethbridge AB, as well as several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

She was predeceased by her husband John Smeding in 1985, son Edward in 1990, her parents Jan and Everdina Spiering VanderBeek, brothers Bert VanderBeek and Joe VanderBeek, sister-in-law Ann VanderBeek, and brothers-in-law John Antonides and Lloyd Westra.

She lived a full & thankful life & never complained. She passed away very peacefully in her home with the background music of Amazing Grace as she entered into her Saviour’s arms!

Nolda will be laid to rest with her husband John prior to the service.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Tom Albaugh officiating. Due to COVID restrictions, attendance is limited. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Nolda’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Nolda, donations may be made to the Canadian Bible Society (

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Statham, William “Bill”

1954 – 2021

Mr. William “Bill” Statham of Lethbridge, formerly of Invermere, BC and beloved husband of Mrs. Milena Statham, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the age of 67 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Keith Stepenoff

1951 – 2021

Mr. Keith Stepenoff of Lethbridge, passed away in his home in Lethbridge on Monday, November 15, 2021 at the age of 70 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Lorraine Williams

1945 – 2021

Mrs. Lorraine Rose Williams of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Leroy Williams, passed away at home on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the age of 76 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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